Salary for Paralegals and Legal Assistants
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A Paralegal or Legal Assistant will usually earn average salaries somewhere between 32000 to 48000 depending on education and tenure levels. Paralegals and Legal Assistants can expect an average salary of Forty Eight Thousand Nine Hundred dollars per annum.
Paralegals and Legal Assistants can get the highest pay in the District of Columbia, where they get average compensation of just about $64760. Employees with these jobs have the most lucrative average salary level in Utilities, where they earn average pay scales of $68070.
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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.72 percent nationwide in that time.
Paralegals and Legal Assistants tend to make the most in the following industries
|Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction||$68,070|
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation||$61,280|
In general, they earn less within the industries below
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services||$47,770|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||$50,360|
|Other Services (except Public Administration)||$50,550|
|Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services||$53,390|